2: Frequently Asked Questions
do we know if we should hold a vote?
much should we ask for?
always good practice to determine what new services people want and verify
the overall cost for these services and the projected cost per taxpayer.
The best recommendation for deciding upon a budget figure is to select
a reasonable number, one that you can justify asking for, and then go
How long does a public library's vote campaign take?
A successful campaign typically requires 6-9 months of work, with the last few months requiring the most concentrated effort. The campaign is broken down into five phases, which make it more structured and manageable.
Creating a written
campaign outline or plan early on, once you have decided to go for a vote,
will streamline the vote process and save you time later on. Taking time
upfront to develop an actual strategy for winning will increase your likelihood
of victory considerably. For help in creating a campaign plan, use the
suggested steps and template provided in the Campaign
This toolkit was created on behalf of the 2005-2007 Getting to Yes (GTY) project. GTY is funded by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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